I am not legally seen as “disabled” despite my clear history, because, according to federal law, I did not “work enough” before my body broke. If I want to qualify for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), I must return to work.
It's a frightening thing to say; to admit. And on Valentine's Day 2019, I learned at my local ER that I have cancer. Chronic myeloid leukemia, to be precise. The same cancer that killed my husband's grandmother; a version of the cancer that plagues my grandmother now; a cancer that allegedly isn't hereditary; a cancer … Continue reading I Have Cancer
“You think you have mastered it, but just as you get well underway in following, it turns a back –somersault and there you are. It slaps you in the face, knocks you down, and tramples upon you. It is like a bad dream.” A Young Charlotte Perkins Gilman Just as it was in 1892, when … Continue reading Mansplaining is the Biggest Threat to Women’s Healthcare
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